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Group Overview

The Select Group was formed in 2002 under the guidance of our late Chairman Padma Shri Mr. Inder Sharma, a leading Doyen in the Indian Travel & Tourism industry and the man behind India’s largest and most successful travel venture “SITA World Travel” from the 1955 to the year 2000 (that disinvested to KuoniResien, Switzerland in 2000). SITA world Travel in its time pioneered the travel business winning several National & International accolades. Many individuals contributed towards the growth of SITA such as the very reverered (Late )Ghulam Naqshband, Avinash Anand, Mike Chatterjee & (late ) BK Kapoor.

His children – Neeraj Ghei & Arjun Sharma were the key pillars of the business since 1984.

Today under the leadership of its current Chairman Arjun Sharma Select Group has successfully ventured into several diverse verticals including hospitality, retail (Select Hotels, Select CITYWALK), travel (Le Passage to India), private equity and organic farming ( Vardan Agrotec ) making each a worthy entrepreneurial landmark.

Select CITYWALK is the Group’s flagship project and is India’s Most Admired Shopping Destination for the best of International & Indian Brands. It is a 1.3 million sq. ft. mixed-use development in the heart of South Delhi, under a joint venture company – Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. It comprises of a shopping centre, multiplex, offices, serviced apartments, a 100,000 sq. ft. outdoor plaza and parking space for approximately 1,200 cars.. The latest entrants at the shopping centre includes brands like Ted Baker ,Muji, Kate Spade, Hamleys, along with marquee stores of Massimo Dutti, Dior, H&M, Zara, Sephora, Gap, Bobbi Brown, Burberry & Mac among others. The shopping centre is a recipient of 100+ awards, including the award for Images Most Admired Shopping Center in India for the last 10 years.

The Select Group continues to be guided by the vision and passionate style of governance of its top management as it strives to achieve perfection and business excellence in all its endeavours.

Mission

MISSION – To pursue excellence by thinking out of the box and to provide unique experiences and creating customer delight.

To achieve Sustainability and & profitability with relentless passion & simplicity of style, swiftness of action and focused leadership in all our chosen businesses.

VISION – We will pursue our goals through focused determination based on our core strengths and adapt positively to the dynamic and constantly changing environment.

VALUES – Select Group stands for fairness, honesty, integrity, commitment and dedication in all practices with our customers and all stakeholders.

MILESTONES – Select Group has year-on-year reached new heights and thus, have received numerous recognitions from the industry. Select CITYWALK has continually been awarded with the ‘Country’s Most Admired Shopping Centre’ by several independent organizations is a recipient of 100+ awards, including the award for Images Most Admired Shopping Center in India for the last 10 years.

Heritage Village Club, Goa was the first all-inclusive resort in the entire of India. This was a defining moment as this concept never existed before and Heritage hotels was the first to introduce this bold initiative in the country. Its Hotel in Manesar celebrates the Heritage of Rajasthan along with contempory and cutting edge service

WORK MANTRA – Corporate Social Responsibility has always been the heart of our company philosophy. The Select Group is a socially and environmentally conscious organization, with pioneering efforts towards social upliftment through its various foundations. The Select Group also have a kind heart for animals and is associated with NGOs for same and is being monitored and guided under the leadership of Mrs. Jyotsana Sharma, wife of Mr. Arjun Sharma under the banner of Amarrah Foundation.

Awards

The Select Group of companies since their inception have made their mark of excellence in the domestic and international arena. The group companies have year-on-year reached new heights and thus, have received numerous recognitions from the industry.

Select CITYWALK

S.No. Award Category
2019
1 ET Now – Modi Awards For Brand & Marketing Excellence Shopping Centre of the Year
2 Images Shopping Centre Awards CSR Initiatives (First Runner-Up)
3 ET Now – Modi Awards For Brand & Marketing Excellence Best In-House Magazine
4 ET Now Global Awards For Retail Excellence Best Thematic Decoration (Green Diwali)
5 ET Now Global Awards For Retail Excellence Best Social Innovative Program – Greenwali Diwali
6 IMAGES Food Service Awards 2019 IMAGES Most Admired Food Court of the Year 2019 Award (My Square)
2018
1 TAVF (The Activation Venues Forum) Best Marketing Initiative – Reborn Campaign
2 ET Now (For Excellence in Branding and Marketing) Mktg Campaign of the Year (Reborn)
3 Images Shopping Centre Awards Images Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Marketing & Promotions)
4 Images Shopping Centre Awards Images Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year (Best Sales Per Sqft – North)
5 ACEF Asian Leadership Forum & Awards for Best Business Practices Sustainable Green initiative (Silver)
6 ACEF Asian Leadership Forum & Awards for Social Impact Corporate Community Partnership (Bronze)
7 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Shopping Malls Best Digital Media Campaign: #CityofSanta
8 10th Annual Estate Awards Shopping Mall of the Year-Retail Property of the year – (North)
9 Times Network National Marketing Excellence Awards Best Marketing Campaign of the Year: 10th Anniversary
10 CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Shopping Malls Most Admired Shopping Centre of the year (Certificate of Merit)
11 Indian Restaurant Awards 2018 Best Regional Food Court of the Year – North (My Square)

Select Hotels

Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar

2004 & 2009 – Winner of National tourism Award

Trip Advisor – Certificate of excellence 2012

Heritage Village Club, Goa

2012: Trip Advisor – Certificate of excellence 2012

2011: Thomas Cook Award – Award for Excellence through customer recognition of exceedingly high standard of service & quality of accommodation

Thomson Gold Award – Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

Coral Travel Award – Best-selling hotel in 4 star category

2010: Thomson Gold Award – Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2005: Thomson Gold Award – Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2004: Thomson Gold Award – Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

First Choice Award – Achieving consistently high customer service satisfaction level as rated by customers

2002: Thomson Gold Award – Best Faraway Shores Accommodation

2000: JMC Award – Partners in Excellence highly recommended hotel in the long haul

Le Passage to India / TUI

National Tourism Awards

2014-2015: Best Inbound Tour Operator/Travel Agent. Category I, Second Prize

2013-2014: Best Inbound Tour Operator/Travel Agent. Category I, Second Prize

2012-2013: Best Tourism Promotion Publicity Material. Award of Excellence.

2012-2013: Travel Agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category I, First prize.

2011-2012: Best MICE Operator

2011-2012: Travel Agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category 1, first prize

2010-2011: Travel agent/Inbound Tour Operator. Category 1, Second prize

2009-2010: Travel agents/Inbound Tours Operators. Category I, Second prize.

2007-2008: Travel Agent/Tour Operator. First prize

2006-2007: Travel Agent/Tour Operator. First prize

2005-2006: Travel Agents/Tour Operators. Second Prize.

2004-2005: Travel Agents/Tour Operators. Second Prize.

2011: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd Position (Inbound Tour Operator)

2010: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd Position (Inbound Tour Operator)(Rated as No. 1 Foreign Exchange Earning Tour Operator)

Best Overseas Tour Operator to India from UK – TUI Travel PLC

Atithi Devo Bhava (03 Awards in this category – LUXE India)

2007, 2008, 2009: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 1st Position (Inbound Tour Operator)

2005: National Tourism Award, Category 1, 2nd position (Inbound Tour Operator)

Other Awards

2016: World Golf Awards – India Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator

2015-2016: Taj Travel Awards – Outstanding contribution and support to promote the Gateway Hotels & Resorts in India

2015-2016: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2015-2016: Oberoi Group – Outstanding contribution to Oberoi Hotels & Resorts and Trident Hotels

2015: WOW Awards – Gold Award for Government Convention of the Year

2015: WOW Awards – Bronze Award for Government Special Event of the Year

2015: Outlook Traveller – Outlook Traveller Awards 2015 for Inbound Travel Operators Category. Winner.

2015: World Golf Awards – India Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator

2015: Marriott India – Highest Room Nights Global Market in India

2015: Marriott India – New Hotels Champion Market India

2014-2015: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2014-2015: Taj Travel Awards – Outstanding contribution and support to promote the Gateway Hotels & Resorts in India

2013-2014: Taj Travel Awards – Third Highest Revenue Contribution to Taj Hotels in India

2012: Today Traveller Awards 2012 – Best Inbound Tour Operator

2011: Taj Travel Awards (2011-2012) – Le Passage to India second Highest Revenue Contribution

2009: Bird Express Travel World – Award for Excellence in Operations

2008: Galileo Express Travel World – Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

2007-2008: HOTEL CONNECTIONS INDIA – Excellence Award in Business Support. Category I

2006-2007: HOTEL CONNECTIONS INDIA – Excellence Award in Business Support.

2004-2005: Jet Airways – Award of Excellence

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for support to promote Goa Hotels

TnH Award for the most outstanding Inbound Tour Operator

Times Travel Honours for the Best Inbound tour operator

TUI Sustainability Customer Communication Award for ‘Most improved customer communications strategy’.

2010:Bird Express Travel Award for Operational Excellence in Business

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for support to promote Goa Hotels

Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces Award for second largest Revenue Contribution to the Chain

Heritage Village Club, Goa

S.No. Award Category
2019
1 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award Winner – Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts — Asia
2 Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award Winner – Top 25 Hotels for Romance — India
3 Most Preferred Boutique Resort of the Year Making of Developed India Awards
4 Best Family Resort of the Year Star of the Industry Awards by ET Now
5 Best Employer Brand in North India 13th Employer Branding Awards
2002 – 2017
6 Other Awards and recognitions

Best All Inclusive hotel west – Travel India Awards

Gold Circle Award – Agoda

Thomas cook Award for Excellence

Booking.com award of excellence

2 Goa Government in association with Viva Goa

Best local independent hotel / resort – 2016

Best CSR initiative – 2015

3 Trip Advisor awards

Trip Advisor certificate of Excellence – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Trip Advisor Travel choice awards – 2015, 2016, 2017

Trip Advisor hall of fame – 2015

Top 10 All Inclusive hotels in Asia – 2014, 2015, 2016

4 TUI UK Awards

Thomson Gold medal – 2002

First Choice Gold choice award – 2004

Thomson Gold medal – 2004

Thomson Gold medal – 2005

Thomson Gold medal – 2010

Thomson gold medal – 2011

First Choice Gold medal – 2015

Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar

S.No. Award Category
2019
1 Best Resort Hotel of the Year Making of Developed India AwardsMaking of Developed India Awards
2 Best Wedding Destination Hotel of the Year Star of the Industry Awards by ET Now
3 Best Employer Brand in North India 13th Employer Branding Awards
2003 – 2013
6 3 Star Category

3 Star Category Award

2 4 Star Category

4 Star Category Award

3 Trip Advisor Awards

Certificate of Excellence Award – 2011, 2012 and 2013

Management

(Late) Padma Shri Mr. Inder Sharma

(Late) Padma Shri Mr. Inder Sharma

A pioneer in the Indian Travel Industry, the late Mr. Inder Sharma joined the Tourism Industry in 1953 as a transfer assistant. In 1955, he was selected by SITA World Travel Inc., New York for a 6-month advanced training in Travel Management in the USA. After completing his training he returned to India and opened the first SITA office here in 1956.

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Mr. Arjun Sharma

Mr. Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma is the Chairman of the Select Group, India’s renowned business house with diversified business interests in Shopping Center, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, Retail, Agriculture and Private Equity.

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Our Corporate Team

Mr. Brijesh Saxena

Mr. Brijesh Saxena, Jt Managing Director

A leader with more than 47 years of experience. Strong business acumen, strengthening and leading corporate finance functions including financial planning, statutory and regulatory compliance, Risk and assurance, Mergers Demergers and acquisitions.

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Mr. GS Wadhwa

Mr. GS Wadhwa, Senior Vice President

A graduate from Delhi University, followed by a 2 year’s program from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, belonging to the first batch. This was followed by a one year stint

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Mr. Sumit Gogia

Mr. Sumit Gogia, General Manager

Mr. Sumit Gogia is the General Manager, Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Manesar. He is responsible for all aspects of the hotel’s operational functions along with sales and marketing and revenue management.

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Mrs. Monica Sharma

Mrs. Monica Sharma, Country Head-Sales

Monica has been associated with Select hotels for the past 19 years, looking after sales for both hotels.She is a graduate in English Honours from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University

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Mr. Guitry Velho

Mr. Guitry Velho, Assistant Vice President & General Manager

Guitry Velho has been associated with the Select Group since 1998 and is currently heading the Goa team at the Heritage Village Club – Goa. He is responsible for overseeing the operations, sales, and profitability of the Goa Resort.

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Col. Anil Alagh

Col. Anil Alagh, General Manager – Corporate Social Responsibility

An Army veteran who has participated in Counter Insurgency operations in both J & K and the North East, Col Anil Alagh, GM-CSR, Select Group, commanded a specialized missile unit during the Kargil war.

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Ms. Parul Goyal

Ms. Parul Goyal, General Manager-Investments

Parul has been associated with the Select group for last 10 years and currently working as General Manager-Investments. As the head of the family office, she is actively involved in managing multiple aspects of asset allocation, risk and liquidity management.

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Our Source of Inspiration

Mrs. Aruna Sharma

Mrs. Aruna Sharma

Dr. (Mrs) Aruna Sharma, wife of Founder of Select Group, (Late) Mr Inder Sharma, who so far is the only Travel Agent/Tour Operator to be honoured by the Government of India in 1990 with a PADMA SHRI for his contribution to the Tourism Industry. 

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